Heriot-Watt University is a forward-looking, research-focused university, with world-leading expertise in science, engineering, business management, languages and design. Our mission is the creation and exchange of knowledge for the benefit of society. Since its foundation in 1821, the University has taken pride in supporting academically excellent research which delivers significant impact to industry and beyond. We have a strong track record of engagement with the private sector, other universities, professional institutions, and the general public.

We are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Dubai campus, who will be responsible for managing and delivering the full range of Professional Services that are necessary to efficiently and successfully implement, optimise and help deliver an exceptional student and staff experience; and contribute to the continued success of the University both regionally and globally.

This integral position is offered at a time of significant change for the University, which is about to embark on the development of its Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2023. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will provide strategic leadership for the operational planning and management of the Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus.

As COO Dubai, you will work in close partnership with the Secretary of the University, Provost and Vice Principal of the Dubai Campus, and COO Malaysia to deliver and strengthen services across the Heriot-Watt Group, while holding responsibility for the effective Partnership working with our Academic Infrastructure Provider, Study World.

You will have relevant, demonstrable experience, in developing and delivering high quality Professional Services, with a proven track record to lead positive working relationships globally, and the ability to translate vision into practical reality.

This is an exciting new position for the Times and Sunday Times ‘International University of the Year’, at a time when Heriot-Watt University is championing and driving forward our key priorities of quality and global distinctiveness in teaching, research and key areas of innovation.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer on +44 7408 850 797   or email maryc@wittkiefferccentric.com

Applications for this position close on 12 January 2018.

Download the Chief Operating Officer information pack here